Food Labeling in Progress

Food Labeling in ProgressFood Labeling in Progress

Almost 70% of all food products in the country have ‘traffic light’ labels issued by the Food and Drug Administration.

Urging the remaining companies to label their products, FDA head Rasoul Dinarvand warned that otherwise “they will face problems when renewing their permits or marketing their products,” ISNA reported. It is nearly two years since the directive on the ‘traffic light’ tags was issued to all food product companies. The labels carry information indicating how much fat, salt, sugar and Trans fat an item contains. The companies had been given time until September to put the directive into effect. Dinarvand said all food manufacturers are also mandated to reduce the amount of sugar in their products by 10% from the existing levels before the end of the year in March 2017.

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